1. OMG Issue

DEPL — Base64 encoding

  • Key: DEPL-21
  • Legacy Issue Number: 5993
  • Status: open  
  • Source: Zuehlke Engineering ( Frank Pilhofer)
  • Summary:

    in the last telecon, there was some concern about the MIME
    reference, which is used from the XML mapping, which explains,
    "For convenience, if the data type is a sequence or array of
    octet, the value is represented by a single SimpleValue
    element that holds, in the value attribute, the data in
    Base64 encoding."

    An alternative would be to add a new "BinaryValue" element to
    the DataValue element; the BinaryValue could then be declared
    to have the "base64Binary" type that is predefined by the XML
    Schema spec. The one argument in favor of that is that we could
    then depend on XML to define that element's contents (rather
    than referencing MIME separately).

  • Reported: DEPL 1.0b1 — Tue, 8 Jul 2003 04:00 GMT
  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:58 GMT